Inspections

Inspections may be requested, canceled, or re-scheduled via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal.  To assist with this process, click here to download the How-to guide.

Important:  If you are neither the contractor nor the owner, you must be added to each permit for which you seek access to.  To be added to a permit, you must submit a notarized letter from the contractor or the owner giving you consent to be added as a contact.

Inspections are performed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Inspections Routes

Due to inspection routes being reordered during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., it is best to verify the order of inspection after that time. If you cannot find your inspection after these hours, most likely it is not scheduled for that day.

Click here to view inspection routes.

Jobs, which value exceeds $2,500, require a recorded Notice of Commencement (NOC).  NOCs can be recorded by the Building Department’s Records Management section or at the Miami-Dade County Recorder’s office.  Click here to download and print a blank NOC form.

Virtual Inspections

The Building Department is allowing virtual inspections for certain inspection types.  For a complete list of virtual inspections allowed and the procedures to follow, click here.

When requesting a Virtual Inspection via the Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal, please enter the word "VIRTUAL" along with your email address within the Comments/Gate Code field.

Virtual Inspection

 

Job Site Requirements

The following are required for inspection:

  • The approved job copy of the plans and documents
  • Permit Card
  • Recorded Notice of Commencement
  • Property address must be properly posted and visible from the street
  • Job to be inspected must be accessible
  • An OSHA approved ladder must be available if needed

 

Re-inspection Fees

For each inspection, that is failed by an inspector more than two times, a $200 fee shall be assessed to the permit.

 

Concealed Work

A fine of $500.00 will be imposed on all concealed work pursuant to Section 8-CC of the Miami-Dade County, FL Code of Ordinances. For the first repeat violation, the amount of the civil penalty shall be double the amount of penalty prescribed for the original violation. Click here to read more about concealed work without the required inspections.

 

Expedited Overtime Inspections

Applicant must submit a letter on company letter head requesting the overtime inspection to the Building Official. The letter must contain the following information:

  • Date, and time requested for the inspection
  • Type of inspection
  • Permit number and Jobsite Address
  • Reason for the overtime inspection
  • Name and phone number of the company representative to be present at the job site
  • Signed and notarized by the qualifier

Fees are $250 per trade. Applicant will receive an invoice which must be paid in full prior to the inspection. Fees may be paid online:
payments.miamibeachfl.gov/app

Note:</font color> Requests must be submitted 24 hours prior to the requested date of inspection. The company representative must be present at the job site for the inspection.

Please submit your request via email to: buildingadmin@miamibeachfl.gov

Or in-person at:
City of Miami Beach City Hall
Building Department, Second Floor
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

 

To view inspections results prior to April 26, 2016, click here.

Inspector Contact Information

Inspectors may be contacted Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM.
Phone: 305.673.7610  Extensions are listed below.